Monday, December 5, 2016

Diabetes and Excercise Program at Griffin Hospital

DERBY -The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations on exercise and its benefits on Tues., Dec.13 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.
Certified Diabetes Educator Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, will present “Exercise and Diabetes: Special Considerations,” a discussion of the benefits of exercise, different types of exercise, precautions to consider for neuropathy and retinopathy, hypoglycemia symptoms and management, carbohydrate replacement during exercise, and foot care. There will also be information on discuss community resources for physical activity and exercise.
Both talks will be in the hospital’s Childbirth Education Classroom B. There is free valet parking for the 2:30 p.m. session.
The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Individuals with diabetes and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Swansiger at 203-732-1137.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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